And add Mike “all I need are 10 stitches and I’ll score 21” Dunleavy, but I couldn’t fit it in the headline.
As Neil Funk likes to say, the happy final – Bulls 111, Houston 87. A blowout? Maybe not if you’re the UConn women, but we’ll take it.
I’m a bit fearful that Thibs is going to start sending guys to the locker room for unnecessary stitches and minor surgeries when he saw Dunleavy light it up after his “questionable return” resulted in a very real return, and one you could liken to a shooting clinic.
Actually, in the post-game press conference, Sam Smith asked Thibs what he thought about Dunleavy coming back after the stitches. Thibs said, “I’m all for it.”
Then Sam inquired as to whether or not Dunleavy had a concussion test. Thibs kinda laughed and said “I hope so” or “I think so.”
Patrick “Sharpie” Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks player extraordinaire, Stanley Cup Champion and gold medal Olympian was seated in a prime spot on the floor, and his mere presence seemed to have energized our Bulls, convincing them upper and/or lower body injuries are not to be feared.
Then the poster machine got cranking, with the Taj Gibson (Secretary of Defense) dunk over former teammate and evidently now enemy Omer Asik.
Captain Kirk with 19 points, including 5 for 6 3-pointers. Boozer got them going early, and finished with 18, and Jo and his tornado missed the triple double by 1 assist! JB was in double figures, with 11, and defended everybody, the Beard.
The Bulls were embarrassed earlier this week versus another Texas team, so bad in fact, that I had to watch re-runs of Rizzoli & Isles as the game was too painful. As Kirk said, “We ran into a buzz saw against San Antonio.”
We can all take heart that our Bulls have re-discovered themselves, and got the big win on national TV no less. This is contrary to the Rockets, who tweeted a photo of themselves indulging in some deep dish pizza at Gino’s East yesterday.
No one warned them all of the cheese can cause sluggishness. Oops.
Or maybe our Bulls are just better.
Tonight, they were.
[Game Notes: Big Macs for everyone. Thibs sat down.]